Human Rights Act: a guide for councillors

This guide aims to give councillors an understanding of the Human Rights Act and its bearing on their work as part of the local authority. It uses case studies to illustrate situations where the Act might be relevant to the activities of a local authority.

How the EU works: all you need to know

There has been, according to many commentators, an information deficit on the conduct and quality of the debate accompanying the current EU referendum. This report attempts, as far as is possible, to offer a value-free overview of the workings of the EU.

Out for the count: a guide to the local elections

With one month to go until the 2016 local elections, we are publishing this mini guide. It looks briefly at the local elections taking place, analyses some of the important council battlegrounds for the three main parties and gives some context to the landscape in…

Devolution: A State of the Nation

For all the focus on Europe, it could be devolution that is the critical constitutional change of our era. Ahead of next week's Budget, Andrew Walker looks in depth at the prospects for radical change in local government.

2016 State of Local Government Finance survey

The LGiU and MJ jointly conducted the 2016 State of Local Government Finance survey from 14 January – 4 February 2016 and received 156 responses. Responses were collected from Chief Executives, Council Leaders, Directors of Finance and Cabinet Members for Finance across 132 Councils in England. The…

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